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Christopher Center Library Services

Group Study Room Policies

  • Group study room areas are available for groups of two to six people, for the purpose of serious group study, on a first come-first serve basis.
  • Valparaiso University students have priority use of the group study areas. Non-VU students may use group study areas, if available, but will be asked to vacate if areas are needed by VU students.
  • Reservations are not accepted for the group study areas. Groups study areas can be used for no more than two hours at a time. Conference Rooms 368 and 468 may be reserved for meetings through the Union. However, the Union will not accept reservations for study groups; those two rooms may only be reserved for committee meetings. Study groups must vacate those rooms for scheduled meetings.
  • The areas must be vacated 15 minutes prior to closing.
  • Group study areas include:
    -Rooms located on the west side of 3rd and 4th floors of the Christopher Center; these are for differently-sized groups who need study or collaboration space.
    -Media viewing options for groups are available on the 3rd and 4th floors with portable viewing equipment. If you have questions, please ask a Circulation Manager. 
  • Individuals occupying group study areas may be asked to vacate them if the area is needed for group use.
  • Covering the inside windows is prohibited. This includes covering windows with paper or other material, or putting objects, such as easels or whiteboards, in front of windows/doors.
  • Unattended items will be removed by Circulations Managers only. To report unattended items, call (219) 464-5500.